Hutch Parker, producer of X-Men movies, is finally joining the production team for Venom 2. The movie was released last October which earned over $850 million at the box office, securing a contract for a much-awaited sequel.
Sony was not able to push through its plan to create a shared universe with Marvel characters, particularly with the Spider-Man franchise, but it seems like the studio is relying on its past successes even without this plan.
The team is certain that Venom 2 will make it huge (again) and Sony’s stepping up its game for the next movie. Directing duties will be handled by seasoned director Andy Serkis and cinematography will rest at the hands of Oscar-winner Robert Richardson. Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock, and Michelle Williams will also return as Anne Weying. In the mid-credits, we briefly saw Woody Harrelson taking the role of Cletus Kasady, also known as Carnage.
Parker will be joining the team as producer, along with Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal and Avi Arad. According to THR, he joined the team months ago, concluding everyone’s question that this plan isn’t a response to Spider-Man’s exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Among Parker’s many works in the X-Men movie franchise are The Wolverine back in 2013, Days of Future Past in 2014, and Logan in 2017. Other films he took part on are Dark Phoenixand Fantastic Four reboot, which were both unsuccessful. Despite so, Sony believes his involvement will bring good news.
Venom 2 will start filming in November and is scheduled for October 2, 2020 release. This is said to be tentative as Marvel is also planning to release an untitled movie during this time. If anyone is expecting to catch the Web-Slinger in a cameo role in Venom 2, we can say there is a possibility.